Item #4952 Winslow Homer Sketch of a Confederate Soldier Signed, 1869. WINSLOW HOMER.

(1836-1910). American realist painter and lithographer, perhaps the greatest of the American watercolorists, especially of seascapes and landscapes.

Winslow Homer Sketch of a Confederate Soldier Signed, 1869

 Homer drew this  sketch of a Confederate officer in pen and ink on lined paper, The officer is presented in full uniform, pistol attached to his belt with a belt buckle initialed, "CSA.. He appears to be set against a background of smoke from which emerge bayonets. Homer signed in full with place and date, "WInslow Homer, New York, March 4, 1869." Ironically, or perhaps intentionally, Homer drew his sketch on the day of General Ulysses S. Grant's inauguration as U. S. President. The page measures 4 x 7 inches with the drawing including signature measuring about 5 inches.  During the American Civil War, Homer painted scenes depicting battles and camp life. After the war, he turned to the realistic paintings he is most associated with.  Homer has been regarded as the greatest of the American water colorists, especially of seascapes and landscapes.

Item #4952

Price: $8,500.00

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